The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has handed death penalty to one person of Mashal Khan murder case. While five others were handed 25-year imprisonment each. 

Meanwhile, 26 were acquitted from the jail. 

Main suspect Imran Ali who confessed of shooting Mashal Khan before the court has been sentenced to death. 

ATC judge Jugde Fazal Khan Subhan gave the verdict as tight security arrangements have been made around jail and house of Mashal Khan. 

While talking to media outside the jail, Mashal Khan's brother-Aimal Khan- said that he prayed no one has to pass through such pain and turmoil. 

"My mother said that her son died and she does not want anyone else to face such situation," he said. 

He further said that he and his family is satisfied with security given to them. "The high officials of police kept constant communication with us and comes to our house on regular bases," he said. 

While giving answer to a question, he said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan did promise to name a university after Mashal Khan but it is still not fulfilled. 

Meanwhile, KP government has decided to appeal against the release of 26 suspects.

ATC started hearing the case in September 2017 against over 50 suspects including students and staff members of Abdul Wali Khan University, where Mashal was lynched by a mob under allegations of blasphemy. 

Father of Iqbal Khan and his family members are hopeful that they will get justice in this case.

Mashal Khan, a student of Mass Communication, was beaten and shot to death by an angry mob under allegations of blasphemy on April 3, 2017. 

The verdict by ATC was reserved on January 27, after court concluded proceedings. Over 50 witnesses including father of Mashal Khan, his friends and teachers recorded their statements. 

Furthermore, the KP police presented evidences before the court including pictures and videos to point out the accused.